Delray Honors Scholarship Winners  
Monday, 21 June 2010 
Scholarship winners, from left, are Erica Kaplan, Claudine Milhomme, Brian Gregory, Efron Bartolome, Eric Lynch and Jessica Perfetto.  Auxiliary members, front from left, are Mary Manna, Bertha Gordon and Dolly Davis. 

$22,000 in scholarships awarded to South Florida students

DELRAY BEACH, FL -- Paying for college can be a challenge. However, on June 21, Delray Medical Center held a reception for nine South Florida students who got their financial load lightened a bit.

The second annual Delray Medical Auxiliary Golf Tournament, held on April 24, raised $22,000 for scholarships awarded to the students. Each received $1,500 in scholarship money toward the college of their choice.

The auxiliary also gave $6,000 to the FAU College of Nursing, and $500 to five students who received scholarships last year, but did not get as much as this year's recipients.  

"This is incredibly rewarding," says Delray COO Jeffrey Welch. "The scholarships are awarded to students based on their scholastic achievements and community contributions." 

Scholarship recipients, all children of Delray employees and volunteers, are:

  • Eric Lynch, Lake Worth High School, attending University of Florida
  • Efren Bartolome, Forest Hill High School. attending Palm Beach State
  • Jessica Perfetto, Atlantic High School, attending Yale University
  • Claudine Milhomme, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, attending University of Florida
  • Beth Kolies, West Boca High School, attending Florida State University
  • Erica Kaplan, Park Vista High School, attending Florida Atlantic University
  • Brian Gregory, Atlantic High School, attending University of Florida
  • Jessica Gomez, Coral Springs High School, attending Florida State University
  • Julia Zolotowsky, Santaluces High School, attending Florida Atlantic University

About Delray Medical Center

For more than 25 years, Delray Medical Center, a 493-bed acute care hospital, has served the communities of South Palm Beach County. As both a community hospital and Level II trauma center located on a 42-acre medical plaza, Delray Medical Center has the ability to offer several specialized services including Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Neurosciences, Emergency Care and more.

For the past four years, Delray Medical Center has been named one of Americafs 50 Best Hospitals (HealthGrades), as well as a Primary Stroke Center (Joint Commission), a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and for Knee and Hip Replacement (Blue Cross and Blue Shield) and has also received the Get With The Guidelines award for coronary artery disease, stroke and heart failure (American Heart Association.)

Delray Medical Center is one of only 269 hospitals ranked in the top 5% in the nation for patient outcomes according to a new study by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings, organization, achieving the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award™. The hospital is one of just 13 hospitals in South Florida, and just one of five in Palm Beach County that received the recognition for its clinical performance. The hospital is actively involved in community outreach, sponsoring several events, community lectures and fundraisers. Delray Medical Center is also a smoke free campus.

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